Apple & Cinnamon Warming Oats

So, it’s Sunday and you’re having your first proper lie-in of the week. You’d go out for breakfast but all the cafés stop serving at 12pm and you definitely aren’t rushing yourself today. On the other hand, you have time to make a delicious breakfast and you need a little inspiration…

I have the biggest sweet tooth and an even bigger love for breakfast foods. There is little that I enjoy more than taking some time to myself in the mornings to make an extra special breakfast that I can enjoy with my morning coffee and forget about the list of things that need to get done! I am always looking for ways to make this morning ritual even more special, and it was around November time that I decided to create what has quickly become my most loved recipe! So if creamy vanilla, cinnamon and apple oats sounds good to you, and you’re pining for a decadent start to your Sunday (or for that mid-week pick-me-up!) then I would highly recommend that you try your hand at these!

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RECIPE

What you’ll need…

◊ 30g Oats

◊ 1 tbs ground flaxseeds

◊ ground cinnamon

◊ 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

◊ 1 tsp chia seeds

◊ 1 apple

◊ Milk of choice (I use oat or almond)

◊ 2 tbs agave nectar

◊ Coconut oil

◊ Optional: Sultanas

 

How to make..

◊ Simply add the oats, flaxseeds, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, vanilla, chia seeds, 1 tbs agave nectar, milk and 1/2 of the apple, grated, into a pot. Allow it to soak while you prepare the topping. Add the sultanas at this stage if you are using them.

◊ Chop the remaining apple into small chunks and heat up a frying pan on a medium heat with a tsp of coconut oil.

◊ Once the frying pan has heated up, throw in your apple chunks. Sprinkle them generously with 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and give it a good mix to ensure that each little nugget of apple has a generous brown coating.

◊ Drizzle over 1 tbs of agave nectar and stir again. Reduce the heat to low and allow the apple to stew away, stirring regularly, while you make your morning cup of coffee.

◊ Once the apple has softened and the agave nectar has reduced to a sticky apple glaze, take the pan off the heat. Cook your soaking oats on a medium heat to your desired consistency.

◊ Then it is simply a case of serving up your warm oats with a generous topping of sticky cinnamon apples.

 

It really is a super simple recipe, and of course I encourage you to make your own tweaks and substitutions along the way, to make this your very own Sunday breakfast feast! Let me know if you have tried this recipe and love it just as much as I do. I’d love to know.. what’s your favourite breakfast to make when you’ve got a little extra time in the morning?

 

– Ciara 

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